In response to the latest story about general aviation that appeared on the front page of the Dec. 14 edition of USA Today (FAA low priorities get $3.5 billion in grants), the National Business Aviation Association has discontinued “indefinitely” its advertising for its “No Plane No Gain” campaign in the national newspaper.
“We’ve been running ads in USA Today and elsewhere to highlight for Washington policymakers and opinion leaders the essential role business aviation plays for citizens, companies and communities across the country,” said Ed Bolen, president and CEO. “However, we’ve decided it’s time to stop spending advertising dollars with a newspaper that has demonstrated such an anti-general aviation bias in recent months.”
The Dec. 14 USA Today story is the third in recent weeks to mischaracterize general aviation and small community airports, NBAA officials note.
To see the latest print and video ads produced by the No Plane No Gain campaign, click here.